Speaking on the occasion, Programme Manager, Yobe Agricultural Development Programme, Alhaji Ali Kolo, said the equipment included smocking kiln, ice fish box and hermetic steel drum.
He listed the benefitting groups to include Women Fish Processing, Taimakon Kaidakai, Women Fish and Small Ruminants farmers, Gujba Women Development Initiative and Amshi Women Fish Farmers.
Kolo commended the Institute for targeting vulnerable women in the distribution of the equipment which would add value to their produce.
In his remarks, Research Officer 2, NSPRI, Mr Ibrahim Elisha, said the institute was mandated “ to conduct research, build capacity and disseminate research output in the post-harvest management of agricultural crops produced in Nigeria”.
“In an effort to improve the post-harvest handling and safety of agricultural commodities in Nigeria, our institute is distributing improved post-harvest technologies (NSPRI Smoking Kiln, Ice Fish Box, NSPRI Hermetic Steel Drum) to selected beneficiaries in the postharvest value chain in selected states across geopolitical zones in Nigeria.
“NSPRI Smoking Kiln is an efficient technology for drying fish and meat.
The use of NSPRI smoking kiln ensures high quality products with permissible polyaromatic hydrocarbons.
“Ice Fish Box is a cold chain technology developed for extension of shelf-life of fresh fish.
It is an effective means of handling fish for transportation, distribution, and marketing.
NSPRI distributes storage facilities to women farmer groups in Yobe
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